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Old 16 Dec 2012, 03:47 pm
jack dempsey
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Default 2006 Honda Civic front brake rotor(s)

Cheers,
Planning on replacing the front rotors on my 2006 Honda Civic EX.
There are two phillips head screws holding the rotor to the hub.
I tried turning them counterclockwise...NG
Does anyone know if these screws are reverse thread???

Thanks
Jack
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 11:23 am
jim beam
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Default Re: 2006 Honda Civic front brake rotor(s)

On 12/16/2012 01:47 PM, jack dempsey wrote:
> Cheers,
> Planning on replacing the front rotors on my 2006 Honda Civic EX.
> There are two phillips head screws holding the rotor to the hub.
> I tried turning them counterclockwise...NG
> Does anyone know if these screws are reverse thread???
>
> Thanks
> Jack


no, they're normal lefty loosey. recommend you use the correct size
bit, [#3 pt, not #2] and an impact driver.

you can also drill them out and forget about them. they have no
structural purpose - they simply hold the disk in place until the brake
caliper can be fitted in factory. the wheel lug nuts do the actual
fastening work.


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Old 17 Dec 2012, 05:30 pm
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Default Re: 2006 Honda Civic front brake rotor(s)

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:47:46 PM UTC-8, jack dempsey wrote:
> Cheers,
>
> Planning on replacing the front rotors on my 2006 Honda Civic EX.
>
> There are two phillips head screws holding the rotor to the hub.
>
> I tried turning them counterclockwise...NG
>
> Does anyone know if these screws are reverse thread???
>
>
> Thanks
>
> Jack


If these are rusted/hard to turn, there is a tool you can buy, to help remove them. It's a special screwdriver, all metal, designed to be hit with a hammer. When you hit it with a hammer, it both presses in and turns it.

I bought one, used it, it works. Although it turns out, my screws weren't rusted and not that hard to remove.

Called Impact Driver, as Jim said.
and Yes, use a very big screwdriver, #3
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Old 18 Dec 2012, 12:22 am
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Default Re: 2006 Honda Civic front brake rotor(s)

On 12/18/2012 05:11 AM, Al Moodie wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:47:46 -0500, jack dempsey
> <jackchampdempsey@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Cheers,
>> Planning on replacing the front rotors on my 2006 Honda Civic EX.
>> There are two phillips head screws holding the rotor to the hub.
>> I tried turning them counterclockwise...NG
>> Does anyone know if these screws are reverse thread???
>>
>> Thanks
>> Jack

>
> I have replaced the rear rotor on the same vehicle, same problem with
> the screws. Bought an impact driver from Autozone for $10.00.
>
> http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=529289_0_0_
>
> Al.


those things are crap. you may as well use a screwdriver and a hammer -
they work just the same.

in reality, you should avoid hammering the hub because of potential
bearing damage. you should therefore use the type of rotary impact
driver discussed here:

<http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/reviews/power-tools/cordless-hammer-drills-and-impact-drivers-comparison-test>


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Old 18 Dec 2012, 07:11 am
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Default Re: 2006 Honda Civic front brake rotor(s)

On Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:47:46 -0500, jack dempsey
<jackchampdempsey@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Cheers,
>Planning on replacing the front rotors on my 2006 Honda Civic EX.
>There are two phillips head screws holding the rotor to the hub.
>I tried turning them counterclockwise...NG
>Does anyone know if these screws are reverse thread???
>
>Thanks
>Jack


I have replaced the rear rotor on the same vehicle, same problem with
the screws. Bought an impact driver from Autozone for $10.00.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=529289_0_0_

Al.
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 01:03 am
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On 12/20/2012 05:27 AM, Al Moodie wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:22:30 -0800, jim beam<me@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>>>
>>> http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=529289_0_0_
>>>
>>> Al.

>>
>> those things are crap. you may as well use a screwdriver and a hammer -
>> they work just the same.

>
> Worked just fine for me.


sure. a screwdriver and hammer will work fine for you too.


>
> A screwdriver and a hammer will not apply torque to the screw as the
> tool is struck,


correct, but it successfully breaks the "stiction" that is stopping the
screw from turning.


> which this tool does.


do how much torque do you think one of these tools applies? have you
ever taken one apart? have you seen how the hammer rests on the anvil
where there's no possibility of any torque being generated from a blow?


> Also if there is the potential
> to damage the wheel bearing, surely the hammer and screwdriver would
> be just as likely to inflict such damage,


absolutely, which is precisely /why/ i'm saying to use the proper tool,
not one of these mickey mouse pieces of crap.


> probably more so as there is
> no torque component with the hammer/screwdriver.


there is no torque. see above.


>
> Al.



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Old 20 Dec 2012, 07:27 am
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Default Re: 2006 Honda Civic front brake rotor(s)

On Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:22:30 -0800, jim beam <me@privacy.net> wrote:

>>
>> http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=529289_0_0_
>>
>> Al.

>
>those things are crap. you may as well use a screwdriver and a hammer -
>they work just the same.


Worked just fine for me.

A screwdriver and a hammer will not apply torque to the screw as the
tool is struck, which this tool does. Also if there is the potential
to damage the wheel bearing, surely the hammer and screwdriver would
be just as likely to inflict such damage, probably more so as there is
no torque component with the hammer/screwdriver.

Al.
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 08:14 am
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Default Re: 2006 Honda Civic front brake rotor(s)

Al Moodie <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in
news:1746d851objqe3m7jsfhdcem5igvighv0s@4ax.com:


>
> A screwdriver and a hammer will not apply torque to the screw as the
> tool is struck, which this tool does. Also if there is the potential
> to damage the wheel bearing, surely the hammer and screwdriver would
> be just as likely to inflict such damage, probably more so as there is
> no torque component with the hammer/screwdriver.
>



Agree. The driver's combination of impact combined with torque is
unbeatably effective.

I think a lot of people don't know how to use an impact-driver properly,
ans thus miss its benefits.


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